NOCTURNAL MEETINGS OF THE MISPLACED
If you’re a fan of creepy small towns, unsolved mysteries, and meddling kids, you might want to check out this haunting tale. Nocturnal Meetings of the Misplaced is a roller coaster of crazy that the four main characters endure. Let me introduce you to them.
Tommy grew up quickly in Chicago caring for his little sister and covering for his drug-addicted mother. After Tommy’s mom is arrested, he and his sister are sent to live with relatives they have never met.
Tommy is fiercely loyal, braver than he realizes and smart when he has to be. He has his fair share of angst., but also has a sense of humor that helps him deal with things.
What can I say about Finn? He has a lot of heart but is rebellious and at times acts before he thinks. He is brave because he doesn’t know any better. He doesn’t over think things, but goes on instinct..
After his mom remarried the town sheriff and had a slew of beautiful blonde haired babies, Finn is literally the red-haired stepchild. His abusive stepfather never lets him forget it. This leads Tommy to question if it is harder to be removed from a screwed up home or to be left in it. The boys bond over their heartache.
Silence’s “go eat shit and die attitude” could be registered a lethal weapon. She is tough because she has to be. She’s twelve years old going on thirty. She also appears older than her physical age, and is tall and beautiful. Named Silence to let her mother’s kidnappers know the secret would never be told, things aren’t easy for her.
Silence is a hardcore realist while her best friend, Annie is the exact opposite, dreamy and optimistic. The two bicker like an old married couple. Silence might love Finn, or Tommy, but is twelve and changes her mind as she goes along. She does care about her mother and her friends, but feels the world has let her down.
Finn first saw Silence on the baseball field in little league. He thought she was either a pretty boy or fierce girl and had it bad for her ever since. Tommy also develops strong feelings for her early on that confuse him at first. Even Annie idolizes her.
Last but not least, there’s Annie. Annie is small in stature and often overlooked. Because she is a wallflower, she’s always changing her hair, and style, trying to be seen. Despite being a work in progress, she knows who she is deep down. Hippie-like, she loves her friends and the planet. Having gay mothers in a small town hasn’t always been easy. More than likely the kids sensed how soft and sweet she is and gave her a hard time because they could.
Annie is immediately infatuated with Tommy who doesn’t seem to notice her. She later becomes interested in Tommy’s older and criminal friend Simon, who comes to visit. Undenounced to Annie, Tommy begins to not only count on her, but see her as everything that is good with the world.
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